High Risk Pancreatic Cancer ClinicEmily Couric Clinical Cancer Center
1240 Lee St.
Charlottesville, VA 22903Directions
Thursday - Fridays: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Parking: Free with validation, using your green parking ticket when you register at your appointment. Use the Lee Street Parking Garage directly across the street from University Hospital and Emergency Department.
Our High-Risk Pancreatic Cancer Clinic was one of the first programs in the country. We screen people with key risk factors for pancreatic cancer.
We can treat pancreatic cancer if we catch it early. We monitor high-risk patients with this goal in mind.
If you have certain risk factors, get screened. Through screening, we may find cancer before symptoms appear.
Screening for Pancreatic Cancer
During the screening, your healthcare provider will:
- Perform an exam
- Get your detailed family and personal history
- Discuss risk factors like smoking, alcohol use, and poor nutrition
- Complete genetic testing
We may also test you for cancer. We have high-tech tools for finding pancreatic tumors. These include:
- Endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)
- High-resolution MRI
If we find early-stage pancreatic cancer, we can remove it. If we don't, we'll continue to screen you on a regular basis.
Learn more about our pancreatic cancer program.
Pancreatic Cyst Clinic
Some cysts in your pancreas turn into cancer. We can remove these cysts if we find them early.
Most cysts don't cause symptoms. You probably won't be able to tell if you have one. We usually find cysts during X-rays for other issues.
Your cyst may not need treatment. If it isn't cancer and not causing pain, we'll just monitor its growth. If the cyst hurts or could become cancer, we may need to remove it.